BEVERLY, Mass. April 25, 2002 The game that started the computer
"Tycoon" craze is getting a sequel this fall in RollerCoaster Tycoon II from
Infogrames, Inc. and master game designer Chris Sawyer. Numerous improvements to the
original game will be packed into this new game with more types of roller coasters
and rides being just the beginning.
"RollerCoaster Tycoon has been one of the most popular games to be released in the
last three years," said Ann Marie Bland, director of brand marketing at
Infogrames Beverly Studio. "The fans have been shouting for more RollerCoaster
Tycoon and were glad to finally be able to give them what theyve been
New features in RollerCoaster Tycoon II will include a tuned ride creation
system for more control while building roller coasters and scenery, new shops and stores
to help raise players profits in their parks, new park themes to help gamers attract
new customers to their theme parks and a scenario editor with which gamers can create
their own park challenges.
The original RollerCoaster Tycoon was created by Chris Sawyer and was released in the
spring of 1999. Since then RollerCoaster Tycoon has spent more weeks in the top-10-selling
computer games chart than any other title during the period. Two expansion packs,
Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes, were released to add features to the original
game. Over 4 million copies of RollerCoaster Tycoon products have been sold to date in
North America alone.